Sembcorp Marine Ltd has named its first of a collection of LNG-hybrid tugs specifically designed for home service in Singapore. The Singapore-flagged vessel was christened JMS Sunshine by its Woman Sponsor, Wong Lee Lin, former Government Director of Sembawang Shipyard (S) Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, and former Head of Repairs & Improve at Sembcorp Marine.
As a part of the corporate’s decarbonisation initiatives and to guide maritime fleet renewal with inexperienced propulsion vessels, Sembcorp Marine commissioned the design and construct of the world’s first LNG-hybrid tug in 2018. Sembcorp Marine plans to construct a fleet of tugs to progressively substitute the present diesel-powered fleet operated by Jurong Marine Providers (JMS), an entirely owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine Ltd and a licensed operator of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
JMS Sunshine is designed by LMG Marin AS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine with a confirmed monitor report of delivering inexperienced and vitality environment friendly options globally. The tug is classed by America Bureau of Delivery (ABS) and has a Cyber Safe 1 notation to safeguard the asset from rising cyber threats confronted by the marine and offshore trade.
The primary of its variety, JMS Sunshine runs on pure LNG with a sizeable vitality storage system based mostly on Lithium ion battery. This technique permits emission-free operation of the tug throughout idling and low velocity transit. It’s able to taking up the vitality wants if a spike in energy is warranted, and comes geared up with a ‘take-me-home’ reserve capability to make sure secure return of the tug within the occasion of engine failure.
The tug is constructed with most operability, security and manoeuvrability, reliability, environment friendly gas consumption and luxury beneath all environmental situations. It additionally has low lifecycle prices and leaves minimal environmental footprint.
The naming ceremony of JMS Sunshine additional reaffirms the Group’s confirmed monitor report in creating a set of sustainable product options. When delivered, JMS Sunshine will likely be deployed in Sembcorp Marine yards for ship manoeuvring, mooring and unmooring operations. It can be deployed by ship operators to escort vessels inside Singapore port limits.
Gordon Ng, JMS Assistant Normal Supervisor, stated: “We’re thrilled to be a part of the group bringing inexperienced options to Singapore waters. JMS Sunshine is the primary LNG-hybrid tug that we have now labored on, and we look ahead to conversions of the remainder of our tug fleet into LNG-hybrid tugs to additional ‘greenify’ our operations.”
Simon Kuik, Sembcorp Marine Head of R&D, added: “Emission rules on marine vessels are getting extra stringent yearly. The final word objective is to chop the group’s greenhouse fuel (GHG) emissions by a minimum of 50% by 2050 in comparison with 2008. To remain forward of the curve, we make investments selectively in revolutionary design options. Sembcorp Marine has consequently aligned its strategic place to develop a set of sustainable product options particularly tailor-made to deal with the shift in the direction of a low carbon financial system.”
Wong Weng Solar, Sembcorp Marine President and CEO, concluded: “Sembcorp Marine is delighted to play our half in main the way in which in the direction of decarbonisation in Singapore. We’re additionally straight contributing to Singapore’s technique on local weather change and decarbonisation, and the Worldwide Maritime Organisation’s technique to halve greenhouse fuel emissions by 2050. JMS Sunshine aligns with Sembcorp Marine’s sustainability ethos, in addition to the group’s diversification into the renewable and clear vitality industries.”
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